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Doctoral Candidate Scott Clem Awarded Predoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Scott Clem, doctoral candidate in Dr. Alex Harmon-Threatt's lab, for being awarded the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Education and Workforce Development (EWD) Predoctoral Fellowship for $119,990 (award no. 2019-67011-29504). This is a two-year fellowship coupled with funding to continue his research on hover fly (Diptera: Syrphidae) migration and other winter survival strategies.

The AFRI Education and Workforce Development Program (EWD) addresses projected shortfalls of qualified graduates in the agricultural, food, and renewable natural resources sectors of the U.S. economy. The Program seeks to develop the technical and academic competence of doctoral candidates.

Fellows undertake research, education, and/or extension projects including elements of training/career development, mentoring, and evaluation. This prepares them for success in the next stage of their careers in industry, academia, or government.

Publication Date: 06/19/2019